Seatbelts release their new single ‘Superstardom’ Produced by Edwyn Collins. The new track is a celebration of human uniqueness: “Be yourself, I know you’re not ordinary,” sings Abi Woods (vocals/keys/guitar), an affirmation that embracing different personas, rejecting convention, and embarking on inward and outward transitions are key elements in creating a sense of the “superstar”.
In this internet age of hyper-connectedness and instant information accessed at the touch of a button, cultivating your individualism and sharing it with the world serves as an important counter against systems which aim to control and reduce personal freedoms.
Listen to ‘Superstardom’ – BELOW:
It has often been the misbegotten ones, the characters on the fringes of society, who fuel great artistic inspiration and output. Think of Holly and Sugarplum Fairy walking the wild side in Lou Reed’s Transformer, “misfits” like these are the stars in our stories and songs, and it is their difference and strangeness we should be celebrating.
Two quotes from one long dead superstar were a lyrical inspiration for the new single: “Be yourself because everyone else is already taken.”
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wild